incrediBILL - 1:29 am on Apr 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
They abbreviate incorrectly and misspell words to squeeze them into the character limit.
I didn't say it would make them any smarter. Whether they are Tweeting or posting long winded messages elsewhere, stupid is as stupid does regardless of the character count.
I really wish Twitter would implement two-step authentication, just like Google has done. Would stop a lot of accounts from being hacked...
While that's a stronger security method it's not uncrackable.
Another simple solution is to only allow login and access per account based on the geo-location of the account and it's typical pattern of access, whether it's static, mobile or in transit. For a minimum, for a US-based account why should anyone from China, Russia or the Middle-East be attempting to login? At a minimum, give us the ability to lock or unlock our accounts based on geo-location so people that only use it from a single country can lock out all the bad guys hacking from around the globe.
If I'm just tweeting from home, office and my cell phone those services should be all that can access my account, Comcast and Sprint, nothing more unless I authorize it.
Twitter could give us controls to make it easy to set access security levels and block access for idiots trying to get into these accounts would be a thing of the past.
Celebrities, the most often hacked, would be thrilled.
Then the hackers would have to focus on gaining access to the Twitter servers directly which is probably a more daunting task.